Buda, Vilvoorde

This project entails the complete makeover of an industrial site for sustainable waste and materials management for the Brussels Region. A perfect infrastructure is essential to ensure that all activities and movements take place optimally and safely. Overall, the site (3.1 ha) is divided into four strips where specific activities take place: a parking area with a washing and oiling street for trucks, a developed strip with the main building and an industrial hall, and a public waste sorting street. A “soft” strip is wet and green and is being developed as a water purification station. Instead of leveling the gently sloping terrain, the slope is integrated in plan and section.

Instead of levelling the gently sloping site, the slope is integrated into plan and section. The built programme consists of a 3-layer head building with reception, staff areas, sanitary facilities and offices. The hall is compartmentalised into different activity zones. The complex has underground parking.

Elsewhere on the site, there are several smaller function-supporting volumes. All built volumes will comply with the passive house standard. The main building and warehouse will be built in wood. This sustainable project will be the standard for all future constructions and renovations of the Brussels Net Agency.

AWARDS

location
Neder-Over-Heembeek
client
Agence Bruxelles Propreté – Agentschap Net Brussel
programme
refurbishment of industrial site Buda, new sorting centre, offices
surface
site 30.940 m2, buildings 9659 m2
year
2015 — ...
status
in progress
architect
TV Atelier 229 & evr-Architecten
contributors
Francis Jonckheere, Dimitri Duysburgh, Dennis Schouwers, Marieke De Ridder
sustainability
evr-architecten
stability
Stabili
techniques
Istema
infrastructure
engineering office N. Provoost
landscape architecture
Denis Dujardin
photographer
Tim Van de Velde